The Orthofeet Blog — insoles

How Orthotic Insoles Can Help Plantar Fasciitis

Mar 07 2018 Tags: insoles, orthotic insole, orthotic shoes, plantar fascia, plantar fasciitis

What is plantar fasciitis? Before we look at how orthotic insoles can help mitigate the pain and discomfort caused by plantar fasciitis, it’s important to first understand what it is and what its causes are. Plantar fasciitis is caused by excessive stress and aggravation on the connective tissue that stretches from the heel bone to the ball of the foot (called the plantar fascia). When the plantar fascia becomes enflamed, every step can become painful and a cycle of pain and overtightening, tearing and inflammation can set in, causing plantar fasciitis. What are the symptoms of plantar fasciitis? Symptoms can...

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Foot Pain? Mobility Issues? Learn How Innovative Footwear Can Help

Jul 15 2017 Tags: Arch Support, Arthritis, ball of the foot pain, bunions, Diabetes, Flat Feet, foot pain, insoles, Neuropathy, orthopedic Shoes, orthotic insole, Shoes

Foot problems can occur due to a variety of reasons, including foot deformities, medical conditions, injuries, poorly designed shoes, or age. You are at higher risk of developing foot problems in the presence of any of the following factors: Frequent wearing of poorly fitted shoes Diabetes Neuropathy (loss of sensation) in the feet and ankles Bunions or hammertoes Arthritis Flat feet or highly arched feet     Making healthy choices for your feet, much like eating a nutritious diet or getting regular exercise, can add up to big improvements in quality of life, says Marian Hannan, associate professor of medicine...

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Lynne Jacques: Shoes With Built-In Inserts Are The Apple of Her Eye

Feb 10 2017 Tags: #Orthofeethero, #OrthofeetStory, foot pain, insoles

Lynne Jacques: Shoes With Built-In Inserts Are The Apple of Her Eye At farmers’ markets in central Michigan, everyone loves the apples that Lynn Jacques sells from her orchard. Along with her husband, Gary, she grows 25 different types, from Macintosh to HoneyCrisp (“the ones everybody likes,” she says).

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